• Portugal heading to renewable energy self-sufficiency by 2040

    Portugal heading to renewable energy self-sufficiency by 2040

    • 8th June 2018

    Portugal could see all power generation needs supported exclusively by renewable energy sources by 2040, according to a national non-for-profit organisation. Portuguese Renewable Energy Association (APREN) estimates the target could be met with continued investments into renewable energy production capacity. The news comes after APREN announced that the country produced more power from renewable energy sources than its mainland’s

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  • Port of Algeciras named key EU entry point for Peruvian exports

    Port of Algeciras named key EU entry point for Peruvian exports

    • 1st June 2018

    The Port of Algeciras in Spain is the second main port of entry in Europe for Peruvian perishable products, second only to Rotterdam. Peruvian fruit and vegetable exports to Europe are growing at a rate of 20pc per year. The route Puerto de Callao to Algeciras connects the two countries in just 20 days and is complemented by another

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  • Canary Islands forge new maritime trade route with Morocco

    Canary Islands forge new maritime trade route with Morocco

    • 1st June 2018

    A new maritime route is being forged between the Canary Islands and Morocco in a hid to strengthen trade relations. It is understood that the route between Tenerife and Agadir will be launched imminently for the transport of goods and passengers. The development is believed to have been informed by a study carried out three years ago in the Port

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  • President Kitarovic calls for Portugal-Croatian shipbuilding partnership

    President Kitarovic calls for Portugal-Croatian shipbuilding partnership

    • 1st June 2018

    Shipbuilding has been identified as a key area for potential cooperation between Croatia and Portugal, following a state visit by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. The premier met with President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa in Lisbon in May for talks to deepen economic and educational ties. Kitarovic explained that Croatia’s international recognition coincided with a period when Portugal

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  • Haizea Wind unveils €60m fabrication plant in Port of Bilbao

    Haizea Wind unveils €60m fabrication plant in Port of Bilbao

    • 31st May 2018

    Spanish firm Haizea Wind has unveiled a €60m fabrication plant in the Port of Bilbao. The specialist facility, covering around 77,000 square metres on the AZ-2 quay extension, will be used to construct wind turbine towers and foundation blocks. It benefits from direct access to a berthing facility with depths of 21 metres, with three bays 500 metres long and 35

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  • French power producer acquires Portuguese solar parks

    French power producer acquires Portuguese solar parks

    • 31st May 2018

    Independent power producer Reden Solar is supporting Portugal’s ambitious renewable energy targets after announcing major investment in new solar park projects. The French operator has acquired 50 MW of solar parks in Portugal and plans to develop new projects in the coming years. It has entered the Portuguese market due to favourable economic prospects and the country’s strong commitment to renewable energies. Reden Solar President

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  • Offshore wind developer Repsol announces firm commitment to renewable energy

    Offshore wind developer Repsol announces firm commitment to renewable energy

    • 31st May 2018

    Spanish oil giant Repsol is refocusing its strategy on renewable energy potentially paving the way for further offshore wind projects. Repsol president Antonio Brufau revealed in a general meeting of shareholders that the company will now commit to fighting climate change, adding it is ready to face all the challenges of Spain’s energy transition. Repsol has already developed activities in the

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  • Japan ploughs $320million into Port of Nacala, Mozambique

    Japan ploughs $320million into Port of Nacala, Mozambique

    • 30th May 2018

    Japan is continuing its widescale expansion into the India Ocean including a $320million investment in Nacala Port in Mozambique. Japan’s “Partnership for Quality Infrastructure” initiative, first announced in 2015, involves infrastructure spending, over five years, of around US$110 billion in Asia. In 2016, the initiative was expanded to $200 billion globally including in Africa and the South Pacific. A list of

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  • Angola and Cape Verde strike new maritime transportation agreement

    Angola and Cape Verde strike new maritime transportation agreement

    • 30th May 2018

    Angola and Cape Verde have formed a strategic partnership to strengthen traditional bilateral relations, including a focus on maritime transportation. The news follows a three-day visit to Angola by Cape Verde Premier José Ulisses Correia e Silva. It saw the two countries signing a co-operation agreement on local governments including an extension to the domains of air and maritime transportation. During

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